climate

Welcome to the Anthropocene. This is a short film produced for the Planet Under Pressure conference (see below), and at the heart of it is a beautiful animation produced by Globaïa. It shows just how much humans are changing the Earth, and how our roads and shipping lanes basically cover the whole thing

Mia Hansen thought it was asinine that smoothie company Jamba Juice, which bills its product as healthy and natural, serves your People Chow in an Earth-unfriendly giant styrofoam cup, so she started a Change.org petition to get the chain to stop using styrofoam — and it worked

For the first time, renewable sources have outdone nuclear power in the United States. Renewable energy sources, wind, water, solar and others passed nuclear generation as a share of U.S. power in September.

Global ice levels are seen in rapid decline in this animation from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE).

This eye-opening animation shows the dynamics of the ozone layer from January 1st to March 23rd in both 2010 and 2011. Recent observations from satellites and ground stations suggest that atmospheric ozone levels for March 2011 in the Arctic were approaching the lowest levels in the modern instrumental era.

Nigerian villagers say oil washing up on the coast comes from a Royal Dutch Shell loading accident last month that caused the biggest spill in Africa’s top producer in more than 13 years.

Number 10 on our list of stories is the first completely solar-powered international flight that was just completed from Switzerland to Belgium. The roughly 300 mile trip took the Solar Impulse 13 hours because the one-manned aircraft flies at an average speed of just 31 mph

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